WHAT'S ON AT RMHC

FRI
03
MAR

The Great Aussie Summer Beach Bash

RMHC Ride for Sick Kids Victoria presents the Great Aussie Summer Beach Bash. Come and join us in celebrating the 40 brave riders as they prepare to embark on the four-day ride covering over 400kms to raise money for Ronald McDonald Houses Monash and Parkville. Dress in your best Aussie Beach Party attire (prize for the best costume!) and join the night of fun and live entertainment at one of Melbourne's best party venues, Captain Baxter, overlooking St Kilda beach. Tickets are $120 each, drink on arrival, food, entertainment, fun and prizes!

FRI
03
MAR

The Great Aussie Summer Beach Bash

RMHC Ride for Sick Kids Victoria presents The Great Aussie Summer Beach Bash! Come and join us in celebrating the 40 brave riders as they prepare to embark on the four-day ride covering over 400kms to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Parkville and Ronald McDonald House Monash. There will be prizes for best Aussie Beach Party attire, traditional Aussie backyard fun and games, and live entertainment at the fabulous Captain Baxter, overlooking St Kilda Beach. Tickets are $120 each and include a drink on arrival, food, entertainment, fun and prizes!

MON
06
MAR

Ride For Sick Kids: A Night on the Waterfront

As the 2017 Victorian Ride for Sick Kids enters Geelong, we will celebrate their progress through the first three days of their journey, and help them prepare for the final day riding to the Ronald McDonald House in Parkville. The Ride for Sick Kids raises vital funds to help families with seriously ill children stay close to their bedside. Please join us for an evening of fun, entertainment, food and drinks and help this very worthy cause. Tickets: $150 per person includes 3 course meal, drinks and entertainment. www.bit.ly/NightontheWaterfront2017

MON
06
MAR

A Night on the Waterfront

As the Ride for Sick Kids Victoria enters Geelong on March 6, we will celebrate with AFL personalities Craig Hutchison, Billy Brownless and Cameron Ling to support the Riders in preparing for the final day riding to the Parkville House finish line. Prepare yourself for a wonderful 3 course meal at Waterfront Kitchen for A Night with stunning ocean views, plus drinks and entertainment. This event is not to be missed! Join us for this unique event and support Ronald McDonald House Parkville and Ronald McDonald House Monash.

SAT
18
MAR

2017 Red Boot Race Day

The 2017 Red Boot Race Day will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 from 11.30am at the Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Rd, Bundall. Back Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland for a win at our gala racing event. All proceeds will benefit the charity. Tickets are now available: •$1,990 per table of ten inclusive of lunch and premium drinks package. •An Early Bird special is currently available up until the 22 December 2016- a table of 10 for $1,890 To book seats or a table, email shelley@moonlightingconnects.com.au

SAT
01
APR

RMHC Lexus of Canberra Gala Ball

Join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable evening of entertainment and food while supporting Ronald McDonald House Canberra. For more information email us at events@rmhcanberra.com.au

THU
11
MAY

Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW Charity Golf Classic

Our annual Charity Golf Classic raises much needed funds to ensure Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW Houses, Family Rooms & Retreats can continue to support families with sick or injured children across Northern NSW. A great business networking event, this day is a 4 person Ambrose event with a shotgun start. With breakfast, a 2 course lunch and fundraising activities on the day, it’s a great way to support a great charity. For more information about playing or sponsoring, please contact Darren Parmenter on 0477 001 714

FRI
12
MAY

Ultimate Long Lunch

Save the date now! This annual event has become a favourite in our fundarising calendar and the 2017 will definitely not disappoint. Stay tuned for more details to come...

FRI
21
JUL
SUN
19
NOV

2017 RMHC Ride for Sick Kids SA

We're now accepting expressions of interest for the 2017 RMHC Ride for Sick Kids SA event, taking place in November. This year's ride promises to be one to remember, with cyclists departing from Broken Hill and riding to Adelaide, via the Riverland! Stay tuned for more information, however if this sounds of interest, please email samantha.sturm@rmhadelaide.org.au or kristen.hardy@rmhadelaide.org.au with your details so we can provide you with information as soon as it is released. It's going to be a fantastic route. Stay tuned!

PAST EVENTS

FRI
17
FEB

Barefoot Bowls

Join us for an evening of fun and bowls at the Rules club on Fri 17/2/17. Click the banner image for all the details!

SAT
11
FEB

Knot Just A Boat Party

Hit the decks and help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Perth on board the Astor cruise ship. Book your cabin now and join us for ‘yachts of fun’ as we eat, drink and dance the night away. You'll enjoy a deck-adent experience on board the Astor without leaving Fremantle Port. Embark: Saturday 11th Feb 2017 at 11.30am Disembark: Sunday 12th Feb 2017 at 9.30am Your overnight cabin price includes accommodation, early embarkation, welcome drink, breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and on board entertainment. Drinks are not included but are available to purchase on consumption. Enjoy the Astor’s facilities including: Seven passenger decks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports deck – jogging/walking track, sports courts, big board chess, Wellness & Fitness Centre, library, games room and a choice of restaurants and bars. There's also a conference room on board and available for use. We're pleased to announce our Celebrity Cruise Director is funny man, Pete Rowsthorn who will be overseeing on board activities and entertainment from stand-up comedy to cutlery polishing workshops and everything in between. A full entertainment schedule will be sent prior to the event. Dress code: Casual by day, Party by night This is a unique opportunity to test the waters and experience cruise ship life in the space of a weekend, all while raising money for Ronald McDonald House. BOOK YOUR CABIN TODAY! Special offer – the second guest only pays half price! All bookings can be made through Linda at South Perth Travel. Please call 08 9367 3020 or email linda@southperthtravel.com.au The on-board raffle prize on the night includes 2 x economy class tickets to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific and accommodation to the value of $1,000 thanks to South Perth Travel! Book your cabin before Monday 23rd January and go in the draw to win a 3 night CMV cruise to Geographe Bay leaving on 3rd February 2017. Boarding ticket for this prize will be transferable. • $50 booking fee is included in total price • Please note there are a number of cabins that can be configured as triple and quad share where the 3rd & 4th person pays $49 per passenger. PLEASE NOTE • No wheelchair cabins, access or facilities • The Astor is rated 3.5 Star • Free parking available at Fremantle Port

THU
15
DEC

Christmas Lights Ride

Bring your family and friends along to join in the fun and festivities of the annual Christmas Lights Ride. Don your santa hats, decorate your bikes, register online or on the night and help raise money for the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Palm Cove https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CohfKlo-FJw Looking for a workplace bonding event? Get your collegues involved and create an everydayhero fundraising webpage. Make the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Palm Cove your choice of Charity and better your chances of winning the prize for most funds raised. https://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/christmaslightsride-2016 Also awesome prizes on the night for best dressed bike, so get your creative minds to work and help support this charity that supports the families of seriously ill children. #RMHCCairns16 #keepingfamiliesclose

FRI
09
DEC

Mt Penang Gardens Christmas Lights

Come along with your family and friends to see a stunning Christmas lights display on the Central Coast. Join in the awesome children's activities with a tasty sausage sizzle BBQ, Scavenger Hunt and Christmas Craft, with all proceeds from these activities going to support the Ronald McDonald Family Room Gosford. Entry is only $25 per family (max 2 adults & 3 children under 16); OR $10 per adult. $5 for additional children. Children under 3 free. Buy your tickets at the gate or call 4340 1002 to buy tickets in advance.

THU
08
DEC

Dinner at Dusk

Have you ever enjoyed dinner inside a private aircraft hangar? Well now is your opportunity! Together with Ronald McDonald House Charities and Hawker Pacific, we are hosting Dinner at Dusk on Thursday 8 December 2016. This unique event is set to be a Christmas calendar highlight, with sweeping airfield views at dusk, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the festive season while raising vital funds for seriously ill children and their families when they need it most. We are offering individuals and companies the opportunity to purchase a ticket ($250) or a table ($2,500) to an evening of high-end food, drink and entertainment with all proceeds going directly to both Randwick and Westmead Houses. We hope you can join us for what will be a fabulous evening. Date: Thursday 8th December Time: 6pm - 9:30pm Where: Hawker Pacific Private Hangar - Hangar 390, Ross Smith Avenue, Mascot Price: $2,500 per table or $250 per person For more information or to book please contact Michelle on 02 9845 0600 or michelleb@rmhwestmead.org.au

FRI
02
DEC

Twilight Christmas Fair

Twilight Christmas fair. Enquiries to Prue 0408673641

THU
01
DEC

Andy's Christmas Lights kick off for 2016

Andy and Carmen's Christmas lights are back for 2016! Starting from December 1, head to Grasmere Avenue in Northmead for one of the more beautiful Christmas lights displays you've ever seen. They also host fantastic evening BBQs in the lead up to Christmas, this year you can stop by for a sausage sizzle on: Saturday, December 10, 2016 Saturday, December 17, 2016 Saturday, December 24, 2016 Be warned, December 24th will definitely be something special! Come and admire the lights, and feel free to lend some support and make a small donation to Ronald McDonald House Westmead when you attend one of Andy and Carmen's BBQs.

MON
28
NOV

Christmas Wrapping for a Cause

Our major Christmas fundraiser is rapidly approching and we need your help! From November 28-December 24, we will have a gift wrapping station at Castletown Shopping Centre, Townsville. All proceeds from the station go directly to Ronald McDonald House North Queensland, helping keep families with sick children close when they need it most. There are two ways you can help: 1. Donate your time to wrap presents - no need to be an expert gift wrapper, and there are many shifts available to suit your schedule! Email volunteers@rmhnq.org.au or express your interest online if you can help: 2. Let us take the stress out of wrapping gifts for you! Head to the station, outside Big W, during shopping hours between November 28-December 24 to have us wrap your gifts for you. Your donation will go directly to Ronald McDonald House North Queensland.

SAT
26
NOV

Exclusive Shopping Experience

Stock up for the festive Season and Join us for an exclusive shopping experience where you will be able to purchase cosmetics and perfumes from MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique, AVEDA, Jo Malone, Bobbi Brown and more for at least 40% off the recommended retail price! Tickets are limited @ $15 per person with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Parkville.

SUN
20
NOV

City2Sea

Take on The Sunday Age City2Sea 5km fun run or 15km run on Sunday, November 20, and help us raise much needed funds to ensure we can keep our doors open for families with a seriously ill child. Ronald McDonald House Parkville relies on assistance from the community to keep our vital programs running. The most important thing our facility provides is the atmosphere of a ‘home away from home’. This includes a place where the children can just be children. Interacting with one another, playing games together and supporting each other, which is crucial to their recovery and the emotional recuperation of their parents and siblings. From a shoulder to cry on, to a kiss-goodnight, when you’re stuck in hospital, having family around can make all the difference. Our facilities ensure families can be together, offering the comforts of home during one of the most critical times in their lives. The benefits to families who utilise our facilities are that they don’t have to repeatedly travel long distances, sleep in waiting rooms, in chairs on wards, in their car or pay for expensive hotel rooms. Our facilities are run by teams of professional, caring staff backed up by friendly dedicated volunteers who help out with practical tasks and keep everything running smoothly. Our services are a vital support for so many families in need, offering warmth and inspiration and allowing friendships to be formed as families share a similarly challenging journey. Please follow the link to the website to sign up to participate in City2Sea, select us as your charity of choice and start raising funds for the Parkville House!